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Saturday, February 23 • 4:10pm - 4:55pm
SPLIT SESSION: Headwater Streams - An Aquatic Menagerie in your Neighborhood or Backyard / Plum Creek Stream Restoration: Lessons Learned from Six Years of Planning, Engineering, and Permitting that Led to Thirty Days of Construction

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Headwater Streams - An Aquatic Menagerie in your Neighborhood or Backyard
Ders Anderson and Laura Barghusen, Openlands
Headwater streams, those 2500+ small 1st and 2nd order creeks spread throughout the Chicago Wilderness region, are potentially full of hidden aquatic biodiversity just waiting for you to be the first to explore, discover, and report on. If you are restoring or stewarding terrestrial habitats, learn how to include the amazing aquatic biodiversity in those little creeks on your site.

Plum Creek Stream Restoration:  Lessons Learned from Six Years of Planning, Engineering, and Permitting that Led to Thirty Days of Construction  
Zach Taylor, Friends of the Forest Preserves; Josh Arrigoni and Aaron Feggestad, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.; Chip O’Leary, Forest Preserves of Cook County
The idea was to restore 1,150 bank feet of Plum Creek by pulling back a heavily channelized and eroding slope, protecting banks, and creating in-stream pools.  Turns out it wasn’t that simple.  “I guess you can’t do stream projects in Cook County” was a phrase uttered by all.  Extensive and costly permitting coupled with ballooning cost had us considering options for returning grant money.

Presenters
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Ders Anderson

Openlands
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Josh Arrigoni

Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
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Laura Barghusen

Aquatic Ecologist, Openlands
Laura Barghusen is an Aquatic Ecologist at Openlands, a non-profit located in Chicago that protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region. Laura works to improve access to northeastern Illinois Water Trails and to encourage education and stewardship... Read More →
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Aaron Feggestad

Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
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Chip O'Leary

Deputy Director of Resource Management, Forest Preserves of Cook County
Chip O’Leary is the Deputy Director for Resource Management at the Forest Preserves of Cook County. He has been a restoration ecologist in the Chicago Wilderness Region for 20 years. He has worked on large-scale prairie and wetland restorations and revitalization of oak savannas... Read More →
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Zach Taylor

Friends of the Forest Preserves


Saturday February 23, 2019 4:10pm - 4:55pm
rm. 46